Recently, Douglas Costa, who returned to Bayern, accepted an interview with German media. In response to Hoeness’s remarks to him, Costa said that he respects Hoeness and understands what the other party does.
I have the deepest respect for Hernes. He played a big role in my transfer to Bayern Munich. He took me from Ukraine to a top club. I never forget this.
He was the chairman of the club at the time, and he represented the interests of the club. I have no problem with this. I know Hoeness is as fierce as a lion when he is fighting for his Bayern.
I think that Hoeness’s actions after my departure are understandable, after all, the club has lost an important player. In Hoeness's eyes, the transfer was a matter of money at that time. If I stood in Herness's position, I would say the same.
There were other clubs interested in me at the time, but Juventus was undoubtedly one of the top clubs in Europe. I want to win the Champions League there.